Kidz World

Stephenie Duncan, Director of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. has over 15 years of experience in the field of child care. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School and is currently enrolled at Henderson Community College. She holds her CDA and Director’s credential. She is CPR/First Aid certified. Stephenie is the cog behind the wheel at Kidz World and fulfills many roles in her duties. She receives great respect from all the children and is the go to person for all staff. She is a problem solver and goes above and beyond each day to ensure the safety of the children and the success of the business. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: her daughter’s and grandson, obtaining her Director’s credential, and being a part of the growth of Kidz World. Among her many favorites in life are: the color purple, a good hamburger, supporting the Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys, and anything Batman. Her favorite quote is also from Batman, “It's because of people like you that I became this. And you'll never give me a reason to become someone else.” When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I just love the kids and the families we serve and the family environment of Kidz World.”

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Belinda Davis, Office Manager of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. has 25 years of administrative experience with 10 of those years in the child care field. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. She holds a CDA and is CPR/First Aid Certified. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School and AIU Online. She is currently enrolled at Henderson Community College where she will obtain her Director's Credential then Associates Degree in ECE. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: becoming a Christian, raising her children and many grandchildren, watching her career evolve through hard work and perseverance, and being married to an incredible man for 21 years. Some of her favorite things in life are; the color purple, spending quality time with her family, learning new skills, preparing Bible lessons, writing, photography and graphic design, and Hobo burgers. Wolverine is her favorite superhero. Her all-time favorite quote is, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” When asked about what she loves most about her job she replied, “Nothing excites me more than helping people, teaching children, and seeing a smile on their face as they realize the potential they hold.”

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Elizabeth “Anne” Cabell, Curriculum Specialist of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. has 39 years of experience in the field of education. She holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and is an alumnus of Henderson City High School and Western Kentucky University. Her greatest accomplishments thus far are: being married to a loving, caring husband who is always there for her, having a wonderful son, getting her Master’s Degree, and the great pleasure she takes in educating the children of Henderson. Ms. Anne is a wonderful loving person with an intense passion for education and the development of a child’s mind. Among her many favorites in life are: the color red, seafood with a preference for crab legs, supporting the Dallas Cowboys, and Minnie Mouse. Her favorite hobby is playing the piano. Her favorite quote is Matthew 21:22, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” While Ms. Anne is officially a retired teacher, she loves her job at Kidz World because it keeps her teaching and working with children each and every day and for that she is very grateful.

Brandi

Brandi Atherton, is a teacher in the 4+ room at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. She has 8 years of experience in the field of childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School and is currently enrolled at Henderson Community College where she will obtain her Director's Credential. She is CPR/First Aid Certified. Her proudest accomplishments thus far are: evolving in her career at Kidz World, her precious daughter, and being a part of the lives of the children and families of Kidz World. Among her many favorites in life are the color pink, seafood, Disney Princess Ariel, and Batman. Her hobby is hanging out with family. Her favorite quote is, “You’re killing me Smalls!” When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love kids and I love to come to work every day. I love the challenge.” Ms. Brandi is the go-to person for projects and family participation events. She takes great pride in decorating the building and making sure everything always looks great.

Shawna

Shawna holds the position of Chef/Kitchen Manager at Kidz World. Chef Shawna received her Culinary Arts Degree from Ivy Tech in 2015. She has 11+ years’ experience in professional cooking. When asked why she loves to cook, she said, “Cooking is my passion. It’s nostalgic, reminding me of my dad teaching me to cook. Nostalgic food is happy food.” In 2017 she met her favorite Food Network Star, Alton Brown. She often looks to him for creative ideas on the science behind the cooking. Chef Shawna has a great passion for cooking whole natural products and her hobby is growing and caring for her garden. Nothing says whole and natural like produce from your own garden. Another of her hobbies is traveling to the National Parks. She has visited 12 of the 58 National Parks. She loves being out in nature and seeing the wonderful things this world has to offer. Her favorite quote: “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” Julia Child

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Alexis, is the teacher of the 3-year-olds. Ms. Alexis has 4 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Benjamin Bosse High School. She is the proud mother of one son and twin girls. Her favorite color is blue. She loves Italian food. She proudly supports UK and the Patriots. She loves all Disney and super hero characters. Her favorite hobby is making bows. When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “There are many reasons.” Ms. Alexis loves doing activities with her Pre-K class and you can often find them knee deep in a painting or cooking activity.

Annabel

Annabel, is a Float and travels from room to room caring for children and staff needs. Ms. Annabel has 10 years of experience in childcare and holds a CDA. She is an alumnus of Walhalla High School. She is the proud mother of one son. Her proudest accomplishments have been the opportunity to serve at Camp Hope and Camp Sertoma. Her favorite colors are lime, black, and pink. She loves fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and rice. She proudly supports Clemson. She’s a big fan of Simba and Batman. Her favorite hobby is drawing. When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “Being around the children and teaching them new things.” Ms. Annabel always has a smile for everyone she meets.

Rose Mary

Rose Mary, is a Float at Kidz World Childcare. Ms. Roro, as the children call her, is an alumnus of Henderson Co High.  Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mother, grandmother of two, and Aunt to 15 nieces and nephews.  Her favorite color is purple. Fried chicken is her favorite food. She strongly advocates for Autism Awareness.  Mickey Mouse is her favorite Disney character while Superman her favorite super hero. Her favorite hobby is reading. Her favorite quote is “Yes you can!”  When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love working with kids!”

Justus

Justus, is the teacher of the 4-year old’s. Ms. Jay (as the children call her) has 5 years of experience working with children and holds a CDA. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment in life has been giving her life to God. She is a proud mother of two children. Her favorite color is blue. She loves Chinese food. Her favorite Disney character is Olaf. Green Lantern is her favorite superhero.  When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “Every day is a fresh start and a brand new opportunity to impact the life of a child.” Ms. Jay loves getting hands-on with the art projects. She is a great joy to the children and loves being a teacher.

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Kaitlin, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. teaches the 1-year-old age group. Ms. Kaitlin has 3 years’ experience in childcare.  She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is becoming a mother.  Her favorite color is pink. Chicken is her favorite food. She’s a big UK Wildcat fan.  Minnie is her favorite Disney character while Superman her favorite superhero. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love kids! And I love working with kids!”

Katrina

Katrina, substitute at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. teaches in the infant room. Ms. Katrina holds several degrees including a CNA, CMAA, and Cosmetology license. She is an alumnus of Danville High School and Earl C. Clements Job Corp. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is achieving her career goals and being a mother of three. Her favorite colors are bright yellow and orange. Mexican food is her favorite food. She proudly supports and she giggles here… all winning teams. Tiana is her favorite Disney character while Dad her favorite super hero. Her favorite hobby is reading. “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me,” is her all-time favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love being around kids.”

Kizzy

Kizzy, is a Float at Kidz World. Ms. Kizzy has 20+ years of experience working with children. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment in life has been being a mother. Her favorite color is brown. Her favorite food is spinach dip.  Super Woman is her favorite super hero.  When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I love children. I like to have fun with them.” Ms. Kizzy spends a great deal of her time loving and nurturing the babies and taking on any task she can to help wherever she can.

Paula

Paula, is a Substitute Teacher.  Ms. Paula has 20+ years of experience educating children. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood. She is an alumnus of Henderson Community College. Her proudest accomplishment in life has been teaching the children in the community of Henderson, KY. Her favorite color is red. Pizza is her favorite food. She’s a proud supporter of the Seattle Seahawks. Her favorite Disney character is Belle. In her spare time, between working at Kidz World and Thelma B. Johnson ELC, she loves to read. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I get to watch children grow and learn every day.”

Eticia

Eticia, Teacher of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. teaches in the 2-year old room. Ms. Tish has 15 years of experience in a licensed childcare. She is holds a CDA and is an alumnus of Owensboro High School. She is CPR/First Aid Certified. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a good Mom, dedicated teacher, and good friend. Her favorite color is pink. Chinese and Italian are her favorite foods. She proudly supports the Dallas Cowboys. Princess Tiana is her favorite Disney character while Batman her favorite super hero. Her favorite hobbies are shopping and refinishing old furniture. “and this too shall pass,” is her all-time favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “It’s truly been a God given gift. Planning, art, and children’s positive development are what I truly enjoy in life.”

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Kimberly, Teacher of Kidz World Childcare, Inc. is a Teacher in the 2-year old room.  Ms. Kim has 7 years’ experience in licensed childcare and her CDA. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is taking a leap of faith and moving out of her home state and continuing to grow in life with her children, “the 2 greatest gifts God has ever given” her.  Her favorite color is purple. Mac-n-cheese is her favorite food. She proudly supports the Pistons.  Superman is her favorite super hero. Her favorite hobby is reading and candle making. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love knowing that I made a difference in a child’s life, whether it’s a hug, laughing, reading or just sitting with them” Ms. Kim is a very loving person and truly loves her job and the children in her care.

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Julie, teacher at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. teaches in the infant room. Ms. Julie has 20 years’ experience in childcare.  She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her favorite color is red. Mexican is her favorite food. Her favorite sports team is University of Kentucky Wildcats.  Elsa is her favorite Disney character and Superman her favorite superhero. Her hobby is getting to know people. Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ”. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love children and I love to watch them grow and learn”.

Jessika

Jessika, is a float at Kidz World. Ms. Jessika has 2 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson Academy. Her proudest accomplishments have been graduating high school, having a handsome little son, and being a teacher at Kidz World. Her favorite color is purple. She loves pizza. Spiderman is her favorite super hero.  Her favorite quote is, “I can do all things through Christ.” When asked why she loves her job so much, she replied, “I get to see children grow and learn new things every day.” Jessika takes great pride in her work and you can often find her coming up with new and interesting ideas for class time.

Selena

Selena, is a float at Kidz World.  Ms. Selena has 2 years of experience in childcare. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High and is currently enrolled at Henderson Community College where she is pursuing a career in Early Childhood. Her proudest accomplishment in life thus far is being a mentor to the children.  Her favorite color is red. Pizza is her favorite food. She proudly supports the Louisville Cardinals. She spends her spare time, between working at Kidz World, going to high school, and playing on the tennis team, cooking and reading are her loves. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “Teaching the children new things and them developing in so many ways, is rewarding.” Ms. Selena is a beautiful person, inside and out, and thoroughly enjoys life and is a joy to be around.

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McKenzie, is a teacher in the 1-year old room at Kidz World Childcare, Inc. Ms. Kenzie, has 1 year of experience in childcare.  She is a mother of one son. She is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. McKenzie says her greatest accomplishment in life thus far is that she has traveled to 23 states. Her favorite color is yellow. Her favorite food is salad. She supports the UK Wildcats.  Her favorite hobbies are swimming and hiking. Her favorite superhero is Spiderman and her favorite Disney Character is Alice in Wonderland. When asked why she loves her job, she replied, “I love working with children and it has always been a passion of mine. They are all like my own children.”

Michelle

Michelle, is the Office Admin at Kidz World. She comes to us with three-years’ experience in administration. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services from USI. Her proudest accomplishment thus far is becoming a mother to two wonderful children. Her favorite color is turquoise. She loves Chinese food. Her favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. Ariel from Little Mermaid is her favorite Disney character. Superman is her favorite superhero. In her off time, she loves photography. “This, too, shall pass,” is her favorite quote. When asked why she loves her job she replied, “I love interacting with both children and adults. Learning and helping others is my passion”.

Kennedy

Kennedy, is currently in training as a Float at Kidz World. Ms. Kennedy is an alumnus of Henderson County High School. She is currently enrolled in college full-time. Her proudest accomplishment thus far is the fact she is a full-time student and working mother. Her favorite color is gold. Favorite food is pizza. Superman is her favorite super hero. Her hobby is playing with her baby of whom she is so proud. When asked why she loves her job she replied, “I love being a role model to the children.”

Julia

Julia, is currently in training in the infant room at Kidz World. She has 1-year of experience in childcare. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Southern West Virginia Community College. Her proudest accomplishment thus far is being a mother to two beautiful children and wife to her loving husband. Her favorite color is pink. Favorite food is pasta and steak. Ms. Julia’s favorite team is WVU football. Her favorite Disney character is Minnie Mouse, while Superman her favorite super hero. Her hobbies are playing with her children and cooking. When asked why she loves her job she replied, “I enjoy watching children learn.”